At my previous church in Toronto, there was a small glass tile cross, back lit by the sun behind the altar. There wasn’t anything fancy about the cross, as the church had more of a quaint cottage like feel. It wasn’t ornate stained glass but it let in the light. As the faithful made their...
Dec27SunA sermon for the first Sunday of Christmas December 27, 2020
My homework for you this week is this:
Think of one or two people who helped your parents raise you.
Think about them, how they assisted your parents when you were young, and give God a prayer of thanks and gratitude for them this week.
Dec25FriDecember 25, 2020
Christmas Day Sermon
Isaiah 62:6-12, Psalm 97, Titus 3: 4-7, Luke 2: 1-20
For many of us, Christmas is a time of tradition. Growing up and for the first 30 years of my life, I had the same Christmas traditions each year. I knew what I was doing and who I was doing it with. Visiting with each side of the family on...
Dec24ThuA sermon for Christmas Eve 2020 December 24, 2020
And yet, in the midst of the fear, we hear the words of the angel
To those on their knees:
“do not be afraid!”
When you’re young, you’re aware of the presence of loved ones at Christmas.
And when you’re old, you’re aware of the absence of loved ones at Christmas.
That’s a big difference.
Dec20SunDecember 20, 2020
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Scripture Meditation on Mary's Song of Praise ( https: youtu.be oAq-c6nrcYY )
Mary of the Gospel
Today we hear both the Annunciation and the Magnificat, strangely in reverse order.
The annunciation story - does just that - it announces that Mary will have a...
Through this year, and into the new year,
we need to cling fast to the promises that Israel clung to,
The covenant, the contractual relationship between God and God’s people.
God will not abandon us and God does not abandon us.
God promises comfort, and comfort will come.
Dec1TueA reflection on Advent 1 upon playing Bach's "Sleepers Wake" Cantata December 1, 2020
This Advent 2020, we need to set aside our previous preparations,
our preconceived notions, our busyness and more than ever,
try to slow down, so we can connect with each other,
hear each other
and help each other.
Nov23MonA sermon for the Reign of Christ 2020 November 23, 2020
In those passages.
irresponsible leadership is contrasted with
God (the good shepherd) as leader.
God the good shepherd, we are reminded
is a good leader active here and now.
God is active in the world!!
Amidst the worries and concerns of this Second COVID Wave.
God cares for humanity